Oh dear, I've been such a bad blogger!
We had a great trip to Toronto, and when we got back there was such a lot to do, and I just didn't get around to updating the site.
And I sat down to take some photos this afternoon, and my camera batteries ran out after two photos! So I don't have much to show, I'm afraid, of the work I've been doing on the WAMH.
Here's the hallway. I bought quite a few picture frames while I was in Toronto, and managed to get a few things framed up for the house. I also bought a wall sconce, which you can see next to the closet door on the staircase -- it's a lion's face with two candles, and was pretty darned shiny. I dulled the finish a bit with raw umber acrylic paint and it looks more authentic now.
Here's a better shot of the wall sconce. Above it you can see the portrait of Oliver Cromwell I framed: he's one of David's heroes, so I knew he'd have to make an appearance in the house, somewhere :)
You can also see the amazing carved chair, which is one of three birthday presents David bought for me at The Little Dollhouse Company in Toronto! This is a hand carved Tudor chair by Canadian craftsman John Ottewill, and it's exquisite. I was stunned, totally overwhelmed. David also got me a William and Mary inlaid table, also by John Ottewill and a library staircase. I am a VERY lucky woman, but also a very frustrated woman because I can't show you the table and stairs yet because of my thrice damned camera ... :)
I've been cutting out foam for the first floor, and trying to make decisions about wallpaper and other things before I get started on the construction.
I'm leaving for a couple of days to go to Moncton with David for his brachytherapy (for prostate cancer -- the prognosis looks pretty good) -- we'll both feel a lot more relaxed when this is done.
I hope all your projects (both 1:12 and 1:1) are going swimmingly!
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